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Dr. Freels

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Dr. Nicole Freels,
FACFAOM, C.Ped.

Dr. Nicole Freels, FACFAOM, C.Ped. is a Kentucky native and University of Kentucky alumnus. The granddaughter of Dr. Arthur O. Kelly, a Podiatrist in Portsmouth, Ohio, Dr. Freels grew up on a horse farm in South Portsmouth, Kentucky.

She spent much of her time shadowing her grandfather and learning the building blocks of podiatry.

I recently treated a nurse for chronic heel pain. She became noticeably happier and more vibrant on her follow up visits because she was healing. Now she’s going to pay it forward and be more effective at HER position healing others because she’s not being held back by the pain anymore. I love that! Let’s face it – when your feet hurt, everything suffers.

Conservative Care

Dr. Nicole Freels has a special interest in exhausting all conservative treatments before considering surgical corrections.

Because many lower extremity problems stem from underlying biomechanical issues, Dr. Freels specializes in treating these issues through detailed biomechanical and gait analysis (when indicated) during your visit in hopes to prevent surgery.

She takes into account your personal needs, lifestyle, age, occupation and limitations when she designs a comprehensive treatment plan for you.

Board Certified Fellow, American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine (2014)

Board Certified, American Board of Podiatric Medicine (2013)

Board Qualified in Foot Surgery (2008)

State of Kentucky Licensure (2008)

DPM: Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine Cleveland, OH (2005)

ABC Certified Pedorthist (C.Ped.)

Dr. Freels has been featured in several podiatry journals and contributed to multiple magazine articles as a leading expert in foot and ankle issues. She is also a frequent columnist for KYForward and Health 360, allowing her to share tips and advice with Kentuckians state-wide. Her passion for foot health education has led her to become a community and nationally recognized resource for the latest in advanced podiatry technology and treatments.

Chairman, #OperationSoleMate

Chairman, Heart & Sole Blood Drive

Member, The Club at UK’s Spindletop Hall

Lifetime Member, University of Kentucky Alumni Association

Member, Lexington Celtic Association

Member, Bluegrass Parrothead Club

Member, Bluegrass Irish Society

Dr. Freels frequently donates to various charities that she feels a strong connection to, such as the Lexington Humane Society and the Live Like Ron Foundation.

She also works extensively to educate the local community about common foot problems through free foot screenings and educational seminars at area business, clubs, medical groups, schools, churches and charities.

In particular, working with youth through school screenings has been rewarding for Dr. Freels. She loves to be able to help kids and parents see an improvement that they didn’t know was possible through the free screening programs.

She works in conjunction with school nurses, administration, coaches and gym teachers to help identify children or teens that have foot issues, often inherited and un-diagnosed, which ends up having a big payoff for their future. Kids don’t always have pain in their feet while they are young, but the screenings help to identify which children are more likely to inherit their parent’s foot shape (and the pain associated with that).

Dr. Freels also collaborates with several running groups in the community and is an avid hiker and outdoor enthusiast. She enjoys finding ways to keep the active community ACTIVE.

Residency: James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center Foot & Leg Healthcare PMS: July 2005-June 2008

Professional: Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio Date of Graduation: May 2005

Undergraduate: University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky Degree: Bachelor of Science, Biology Date of Graduation: May 2000

High School: Lewis County High School, Vanceburg, Kentucky Date of Graduation: May 1995

IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING FOOT PAIN, CALL OUR OFFICE OR MAKE AN ONLINE APPOINTMENT
I really value the quality of care I receive at Lexington Podiatry. From Dr. Freels and the other great physicians, to the quality technicians and friendly office staff, the practice is great!
Skip Stromenger
I cannot say enough great things about Dr. Carter. Not only did she pinpoint my dad’s problem and treat him, she did so with such kindness. Everyone in the entire practice was great!
Marcia Hampton
Love this place! The doctors and staff are very knowledgeable and super friendly. First foot doctor ever to figure out what was actually wrong with my foot. I would highly recommend them if you have any problems with your feet!
George Archdale
I walked into Lexington Podiatry in so much pain. I had X-rays and Dr. Carter gave me my diagnosis, and told me how she would treat me. By the time I got home I felt like a New person. No pain in my feet and I wasn't using the cane! I am so glad I went to Lexington Podiatry. Thank you Dr. Carter you're simply the Best!!!
Lynn Johnson
Lexington Podiatry is absolutely the best podiatrist office in the state. Not only do they excel at the physician aspect, they have customer service and comfort of the patient perfected! My family and I have been patients at Lexington Podiatry for several years and have never had anything but positive experiences! I highly recommend Dr Jamie Carter as we have been her patients for years however I’m sure the other doctors are great as well.
Robyn Bingham
Everyone that I came into contact with was absolutely friendly and very knowledgeable. The check in and out staff were amazing also! I would absolutely recommend Lexington Podiatry to anyone.
Courtney Joseph
I was very impressed with my first appointment. All of the staff were friendly and professional. Dr. Carter quickly diagnosed my issue, which is rare. I will have testing to confirm the diagnosis. I felt listened to. No other podiatrist had even expressed this as a possible issue and treated everything separately. I’m a patient for life.
Janell Turner
Lexington Podiatry is absolutely the best podiatrist office in the state. Not only do they excel at the physician aspect, they have customer service and comfort of the patient perfected! My family and I have been patients at Lexington Podiatry for several years and have never had anything but positive experiences! I highly recommend Dr Jamie Carter as we have been her patients for years however I’m sure the other doctors are great as well.
Robyn Bingham
Freels always puts a smile on my face. Lexington podiatry knows how a doctors office should be ran. From the moment you walk in to the moment you walk out it’s an experience! Good work ladies.
Ryan Reeves
As always my visit was amazing! The office has taken precautions to help patients feel safe during COVID. Everyone is wearing masks and I was quickly brought back to the exam room where I waited there instead of the waiting room before being seen. Super organized and efficient process from start to finish! And the treatment received from Dr. Barko was great!
Nicole McTiernan